Hyundai could launch its second generation Fuel Cell SUV with 348 mile range could be launched by January 2018. Hyundai fuel cell SUV runs on hydrogen-powered fuel cells. The SUV will beat Toyota Mirai (currently with 312 miles) but will still fall short of Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle which runs 366 miles in single charge. After running 348 miles, Hyundai Fuel Cell SUV will need hydrogen refueling. While Tesla is promoting electric vehicle technology, Hyundai and other automobile companies are looking forward to use other technologies as well.
In letters addressed to Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have officially responded to accusations of discrimination against African-American passengers using their services.
The letter by Uber and Lyft mark the responses of the two companies to a November 2-dated letter which was addressed to them by Senator Franken. In that letter, the Senator had drawn attention to a study which showed that African-American ride-hailing passengers seemingly faced longer wait times and more cancellations as compared to White passengers.
Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Foxconn is planning to reduce its workforce and employ robots for manufacturing of smartphones and electronic devices. The company is major supplier for Apple’s iPhones and many other popular electronic devices. Foxconn has been blamed in the past for providing poor working conditions to its workers in China. The current report about Foxconn’s plan to go for 100% robotic manufacturing has been published by DigiTimes.
Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have started receiving Android Nougat update in India. Motorola informed that users will soon start receiving notification regarding the update on their smartphone. Users who have not received the message or might have missed it, can access it using Settings > About Phone >> System Updates.
The update can take up to 20 minutes to install. Also, the update should be downloaded only in case users are connected to Wi-Fi network as Wi-Fi connections are faster and stable compared to normal 3G or 4G connections.
In an official statement released to UploadVR, Taiwanese device maker HTC has confirmed that it will not introduce a new version of its Vive VR headset – the supposed ‘Vive 2’ – at the forthcoming CES 2017 event in Las Vegas next week.
The confirmation by HTC that there will be no ‘Vive 2’ at the CES event comes against the backdrop of rumors that the company is probably planning to unveil a refreshed Vive version at the annual consumer electronics tradeshow.
Cyanogen operating system for smartphones will no longer be developed by the company as it has finally decided to end its services by the end of 2016. Cyanogen has been in the news for facing financial and management issues. The company was aiming to provide a better smartphone operating system compared to Google’s Android. However, Cyanogen has not been able to get the acceptance that the company management was expecting.
In a Twitter post published on Wednesday, Elon Musk – CEO of electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors – said that Tesla is closer to deploying its new Enhanced Autopilot system.
The tweet by Musk implies that Tesla’s new Enhanced Autopilot system is almost ready and will soon be rolled out by the company. Tesla had previously planned to launch the system in mid-December, but it was delayed.
In a recently released report, eMarketer has revealed that the year 2016 has been a disappointing one for the wearable devices market, even though it had earlier been projected that fitness trackers, smartwatches and other wearable devices will likely make a substantial push in sales during the year.
According to the latest data shared by eMarketer, the sales of wearable devices in 2016 have been not as brisk as the manufacturers had apparently hoped.
Apple is ready to launch a legal action against European Union’s record €13 billion tax demand from Cupertino-based hardware and software major. Apple has been supported by Ireland where the company has based its European operations. Ireland has blamed Brussels of infringing on its sovereignty and has contested against massive tax demand from Apple.
During the course of a speech before the Free State Foundation in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said that Net Neutrality’s “days are numbered” under the new US President Donald Trump.
Vowing to take a "weed whacker" to FCC regulations once Trump takes over as the new president and Republicans get the FCC's majority, Pai said that Net Neutrality rules – which forbid blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization – will be one of the first FCC’s regulations to be cut down.
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